Counting element length in cells.

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Glenn on 18 Nov 2014
Commented: Evan on 18 Nov 2014
I have this cell array: {Piggy; gue7352892; hdufhe~jf} How can I get the length of the elements in this array and access these one at a time?
Thank you

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Evan on 18 Nov 2014
Edited: Evan on 18 Nov 2014
Look into cellfun
>> A = {'Piggy'; 'gue7352892'; 'hdufhe~jf'};
>> cellfun('length',A)
ans =
Evan on 18 Nov 2014
You can access the contents of specific elements of cell arrays like so:
element = A{1};
Note that if you try to access the element like you would a normal (non-cell) array [i.e. element = A(1)], the command will still run, but you will grab the cell "wrapper" for that element. Accessing with curly brackets like I did above grabs the content inside this "wrapper."
Once you have the content in that cell, you can send it into functions like length or isstrprop like you would any other string or numeric array.

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